Oscar wilde's novel "the picture of dorian gray is a scandalous literary masterpiece. Roland fister, conductor at the landestheater, has made a musical opera out of it. The premiere will take place on saturday in coburg.
Who quickly enters the piano excerpt from "dorian gray"? Purely blatant, stumbles again and again over clever changes of tact. How often did you, as a conductor, curse the composer roland fister during rehearsals??
Roland fister: maybe it was more necessary to ask how often the orchestra cursed the composer and conductor. The score is already demanding, more demanding than I had actually thought. But as a former percussionist, you don't think too much about changing the beat. And of course there is the fact that in the case of a premiere there are no reference recordings. The other challenge is the frequent changes of key.